C2E2 IS AUGUST 5-7!

Prepare for a quest of fun, friendship, cosplay, gaming, anime, pop culture, and pure merriment. Get geeky with us and join us for the best weekend of the year!

Guests

Get autographs without attending a show!

New this year: Pre-order autographed items from your favorite celebrities appearing at NYCC, ECCC, C2E2, Supercon, or MCM whether you’re attending the show or not! Reedpop has partnered up with SWAU, the premier autograph collecting destination in the world to offer send-in services for a variety of different guests across all of our events.

Hey Chicago, I'm C2E2!

Enjoy a weekend that is all about you! You're invited to the only comic, cosplay, and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We've gathered your favorite celebrities, unique exhibitors, incredible comic artists, and larger-than-life literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. We have something for everyone, from a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives, After Dark events and a massive Artist Alley. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then look no further. This is your weekend to get wild and be free with other nerdy Chicagoans. Epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.

3 Worlds, 3 Moons Separately Ticketed VIP Event

Go behind the scenes with Jonathan Hickman, Mike Del Mundo, and Mike Huddleston, and special guest Nick Spencer, the creative talent behind 3 Worlds, 3 Moons with a fireside-chat style evening event, exclusive swag and a private meet and greet with some of our industry’s top creators on Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 PM!

Book a hotel for C2E2 at a discounted rate!

Coming to McCormick Place from out of town or just want to be in the middle of the action with an affordable place to stay? Our special C2E2 hotel block is live now! Book early to secure a competitive rate with our housing partner Connections Housing. Rooms are limited and the deadline to reserve is July 11, so book today!

C2E2 Show Features

Find your fandom or discover a new one in one of C2E2’s unique Show Features.

Family HQ

Welcome to Family HQ, your home for family-friendly fun all weekend long at C2E2!

Pop Asia

Chock full of fun exhibitors, activities and things to do – this area of the show floor is a can’t-miss stop for Otaku of every level!

The Yard

Sponsored by Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing, The Yard is C2E2’s beer garden located right on the show floor featuring live music and trivia.

Superfan Members Get First Access to Photo Ops, Autographs and Live Panels From The Show

Superfan Popverse Memberships grant you early access to Photo Ops and Autographs and a Digital ticket to the show. Purchase yours today!

A Popverse Membership gives you first access to C2E2 2023 tickets, photo ops & autographing tickets, live video panels streamed during the event and paid digital experiences; exclusive access to video content and celebrity panels; an exclusive gift, and access to C2E2 exclusive merchandise online.

Cosplay Championships

Current Status: Open
Deadline: June 17, 2022

Press Application

Current Status: Open
Deadline: July 8, 2022

Professional Application

Current Status: Open
Deadline: August 4, 2022

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Browse C2E2 Merch on The Haul

Looking for C2E2 merch, exhibitors you saw at a show or something uniquely pop culture? Grab your shopping bags and head to The Haul – a pop culture marketplace and virtual show floor for our fans. Consider it your Happy Place: a one-stop shop to buy the best products and exclusives in gaming, anime, manga, comics, apparel, original art, action figures, and more!

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